Internal Affairs, Too Many Lawyers and Tangible Intangibles: Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Two long-winded but very important issues have dominated the news. Firstly there is the confusing muddle that Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has put himself into over the Senate resignation letters. Secondly, the Commission of Enquiry into the incursion by security forces in Tivoli Gardens re-started this week. And thirdly – oh yes – there is … More Internal Affairs, Too Many Lawyers and Tangible Intangibles: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

National Integrity Action Makes Urgent Call for Greater Transparency and Accountability


Here is a press release dated November 3, 2014 from National Integrity Action. It is very relevant in light of Jamaica’s current economic situation and recent developments. Highlights are my own. National Integrity Action (NIA) Executive Director, Professor Trevor Munroe, makes urgent call for greater transparency and accountability as shortfalls continue in government tax revenue … More National Integrity Action Makes Urgent Call for Greater Transparency and Accountability

Choppy Waters, Outameni and No Ebola Mistakes, Please: Wednesday, November 5, 2014


It has been a week (or two) from hell for the Portia Simpson Miller administration, it seems. One journalist described the Government’s current state as “drifting.” I would prefer to call it “floundering” from one controversy and faux pas to the other. Is somebody in charge? Some of our Ministers and heads of agencies seem … More Choppy Waters, Outameni and No Ebola Mistakes, Please: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Easy Business, Talking on the Phone and Thanks to the Cubans: Wednesday, October 29, 2014


This week has been interesting so far. There is always something new popping up. And at the same time, the same old dreary issues drag their way along from one end of the week to the next, and the next… Talking diseases: Yes, it’s Jamaica’s obsession. An audience of Jamaicans in business clothes packed an auditorium … More Easy Business, Talking on the Phone and Thanks to the Cubans: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014


It really has been a strange week. Moreover, Kingston has reverted to drought mode, which is not good. Thunder – yes; rain – no… In the wake of the wave of murders, the people of Rockfort are not co-operating with the police. It’s a case of “See no evil, hear no evil…” If they don’t give any information … More Trashing Court Cases, Land Grabbing and Hubbing: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Awash with Murders, Miraculous Jamaica…and that Darned Plane! Thursday, October 23, 2014


Oh, a lot has been happening on this modest-sized island of ours. It’s not been an easy week, and it’s National Heroes Week. Please read my thoughts on heroes, at home and abroad, on my weekly Gleaner blog page, Social Impact. Comments on the page are more than welcome! http://gleanerblogs.com/socialimpact/?p=2278A In fact, a very bloody week:  The police announced … More Awash with Murders, Miraculous Jamaica…and that Darned Plane! Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Double Whammy for Justice, The Unwanted Ones and A Private Plane: Sunday, October 19, 2014


A Sunday check-in, and plenty going on it seems. The Jamaican obsession with health issues continues unabated. A double whammy: Last week, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in her wisdom dropped two long-running, highly publicized cases involving the deaths of civilians and the police. One was the murder of an entertainer called Robert Hill (“Kentucky … More A Double Whammy for Justice, The Unwanted Ones and A Private Plane: Sunday, October 19, 2014